"Had not read the book(s),but thought the film worked as a blockbuster viewing experience.Loved Lawrence's central performance,stunning,this girl has a great integrity and moral presence,think of Winter's Bone. Many great charcater parts by mature actors,Harrelson,
Sutherland,Tucci(with boufant blue hair) as the media
host to each participant.This franchise will fill the hole
left by the Twilight films/books.By the way there is no need to read this.Just enjoy the film.The only fault is
that to reach a mass audience they soft pedal(blur) on the violence to reach a target audience of 12A."